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“Good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marimba Mexican Restaurant

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Marimba Mexican Restaurant
2059 Midland Trl, Shelbyville, KY 40065-8115
502-647-1990
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Ranked #12 of 54 Restaurants in Shelbyville
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in Shelbyville on our road trip, mexican is always fast and cheap, usually good. The food here is good, don't let the buffet scare you, it really was a good variety and yummy. We didn't notice Sunday lunch buffet was 42 more than normal, so with a fam of five that was a surprise- but that's our fault.

Bathrooms are NOT nice and services leaves a lot to be desired... never even got a refill or the check. Had to go pay and was surprised with the bigger-than-expected total.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Berry, Kentucky
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Family outing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Overall good experience. Food quality was good, but not great. Sat outside & it was nice. Food appeared a little pricey for what e got.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Good hot food and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I ordered fajitas they were excellent and a lot more than I could eat. My service was good and the band was very good. I can finally leave a good review.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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central KY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Okay food // great deck & music”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Food is average as far as Mexican cuisine goes. Nothing to rave about but always tastes / looks good.
Service is excellent!
Large deck and especially the live music in the summertime makes the atmosphere exceptional!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, KY
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Yuk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We will not be back. I ordered the fajitas del mar, which is seafood fajitas. This is th entree I order at every Mexican restaurant, so I have much to compare. It contained crab and shrimp smaller than dimes, not kidding, and no other shell fish. We also ordered a pitcher of their gold margaritas. They use SO much sweet & sour mix that my heartburn was so bad we couldn't finish it. The bathrooms were pure disgust including interesting text on the wall. Like I said, we won't be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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